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Old 04-17-2018, 10:07 AM
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Default Got lucky at grocery store.

First ever Buffalo nickel from change!
Silver from coinstar.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:37 AM
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Wow! How'd that Buffalo get into a cash register! Well done!
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:39 AM
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Keep your eyes out towards the end of summer for old coins circulating in change.

That's all i'm going to say about that

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Old 04-17-2018, 10:40 AM
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Nice Going! If I worked at a cash register I'd spend all my time looking coins over. lol


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Old 04-17-2018, 10:46 AM
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Score! Interestingly, just This week, our little local Coinclub is engaged in an "old coin" community re-seeding program.....The idea is, to get a new generation of people interested in numismatics by spending and/or setting old coins/tokens into the dropping some wheaties/indians in the 'take a penny' tray, spending buffs and V's and JFK's over the counter to get recycled in the till...things like foist a numismatic awareness on an ignorant Public....

I've done my part...I just went and gassed up the tank, bought some smokes, some beer, and paid the kid behind the counter with some Chucky Cheese tokens! Told him they were the new 'Hillary Clinton $5 Dollar Presidential' coins! Showed him this great big Medal for proof! Kept a straight face and Said, "See the likeness?"....
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:52 AM
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Man thatís a double header! Congrats man. I would love a buff in my change!

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:52 AM
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I haven't seen a buffalo in my change since I was a kid,
Congrats on the coin star silver too!

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Old 04-18-2018, 07:19 AM
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Last fall my oldest came home from Walgreens with 4 of them that he gave me. He was working the register that day and saw them. I've yet to dig one out of the dirt. Keep telling him to keep his eyes open for silver but so far no luck or he's just not paying attention. Need to remind him again.
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